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Hollywood actor Chadwick Boseman, perhaps most famous for playing the title role in Marvel's ground-breaking Black Panther movie in 2018, died last week from colon cancer. He was only 43 years old.

Few people knew that Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, because he chose to battle his cancer privately. In the past few days, many of Boseman's co-stars have told the media they had no idea he was even sick... which is especially remarkable because Boseman appeared in ten films since 2016. Ten films in four years, while battling cancer.

He just kept working, and the people around him were oblivious to suffering.

You never know what people are really going through.

There's no downside in always remembering that.

- dp

P.S. In 2018, Boseman gave an incredible commencement speech at his alma mater, Howard University. It's worth a watch. If you're pressed for time, skip to 21:54 and watch from there.